I am paying to host 8 web sites with a hosting company who has been "okay". Each site gets 500MB of space and plenty of bandwidth and supports ASP (important for us) and MS Access DB's. We pay extra for the sites that use ASP.NET and SQL Server DBs. We are looking to use both of these technologies more and more. We'll also be adding more sites and what flexibility for the size of each site.
One of our sites could use about 2GB of space and others need just 2MB of space. Our current setup doesn't allow for that flexibility. We're paying $650/year for what we are getting now and, in looking around, it seems that we can do better without paying peanuts. Again, the service we get now is "satisfactory" and we will be very upset if the service gets worse, but expect that it can get better.
For example, I've looked at the SQL-Kit option from M6.net for $375/year and it looks better than what I have now. Does anyone have experience with M6 or other hosts that would meet our needs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Originally posted by nords Does anyone have experience with M6 or other hosts that would meet our needs? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My only experience with M6 was as a developer for a client who had his sites hosted with them. One was ASP.NET driven and the other PHP. Over the course of about 6 weeks both sites were always available with only one day of slow response (server not support). Wish I was in a position to offer more on them, but my little bit of experience with them was positive.
Originally posted by iThaka If I was you, I would be more looking to pay around...$480 a year. Thats averaging $5 a site.
Good point about the cost. I'm not averse to paying more, but I just found M6.net through a link on this site and thought it looked better than what I currently have for less cost. Of course, without having worked with M6, I have no idea what the overall experience is like with them.
I'm willing to continue paying $600 or $700 per year for 8 or more sites with support for ASP and ASP.NET and MS Access & SQL Server DBs, but I just want to feel good about the decision to change.
Anybody else familiar with good hosts who use Windows and allow for more flexibility like this.